The swim is held the clear blue waters of the South China Sea, with the picturesque beach of Bintan Lagoon Resort as the backdrop. Swimming conditions are expected to be very good, with little current, great visibility and minimal swell. The water temperature is a balmy 29 C.
Choose your start wave for the Olympic Distance event!
To give swimmers more space, the field will start in four waves based on ability and comfort level.
Wave 1: Elite Wave (Men & Women) – invitation only
This is for those who want a high-octane competitive race at the pointy end of the field. These are the qualification criteria:
– Bintan Triathlon (2017 or 2018) Olympic Distance finish time under 2h30m, or
– MetaSprint Series Triathlon (2018 or 2019) finish time under 1h12m.
– Bintan Triathlon (2017 or 2018) Olympic Distance finish time under 3 hrs, or
– MetaSprint Series Triathlon (2018 or 2019) finish time under 1h26m.
Wild cards are available for high-performing athletes that did automatically qualify. Email us with your recent results if you would like to claim one.
Wave 2: Men’s Competitive Wave
If you are a solid athlete with some experience this wave is for you! Our recommendation is that athletes who aim for a time between 2h30m and 3 hours start in this wave.
Wave 3: Women & Teams
Age group women and teams will start together in this wave, separate from the men.
Wave 4: Men’s Friendly Wave
Happy to take your time, swim freely and enjoy the experience? This wave has your name on it!